CLOUD 9 ANNOUNCED AWPER TYLER “SKADOODLE”LATHAM STEPPING DOWN FROM THE COMPETITIVE SCENE
Skadoodle has been a key player in the Cloud 9 Counter Strike: Global Offensive team for years. The 25-year-old will officially be taking a break from the competitive “circuit” as soon as Cloud 9 announces the fifth player.
Skadoodle started his career with iBUYPOWER, and Curse Gaming, and was at the forefront of the competitive gaming scene prior to joining with the Cloud9 organization. During the iBUYPOWER ban that occurred due to match fixing issues, Skadoodle was the only player from the iBUYPOWER team to not receive a lifetime ban from Valve-sanctioned competitive events. His teammates on the iBUYPOWER team: Braxton “swag” Pierce, Josh “Steel” Nissan, Kevin “AZK” Lariviere, and Sam “DaZeD” Marine all received lifetime bans that cut their careers short.
In 2015, Skadoodle was signed to the Cloud9 team help. He was a critical part in the team placing first-place in the ESL Pro League Season 4, and the ELEAGUE Major 2018. In 2018, Skadoodle was even named the MVP of ELEAGUE Boston.
This is the second time the Cloud9 organization parted ways with Skadoodle, as he rejoined following Stewie2k’s transfer to the SK organization. During this time, Cloud9 struggled to find their place in international events, resulting from multiple trades.
Skadoodle was named the 20th best player in the world back in 2015. In 2016, he struggled with an average of 1.06 rating on LAN, and 1.02 rating in 2017 and 2018. Most notably, Skadoodle was the last original player from the Cloud9 2015 Summer lineup, which saw Freakazoid, n0thing, sean gares, and Shroud. In 2015, one could say Skadoodle was one of the best AWPers in the world.
Cloud9 current roster:
William “RUSH” Zierzba
Maikil “Golden” Selim
Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
Timothy “autimatic” Ta
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham (Inactive)
Soham “valens” Chowdhury (coach)
Check out the official Cloud 9 CSGO Reloaded Video that features Skadoodle’s best moments. Truly amazing moments watched by his fans!